Academics and universities have an interest in tracking the tasks and workloads of academics in the areas of teaching, research and administration, but do academics and their employers know how many hours a week an academic engages in particular tasks? We discuss the on-going development of an electronic time diary tool to measure an academic's teaching, research and administrative tasks. Our preliminary findings suggest that time spent communicating with students is now a significant portion of an academic workday. Academics work long hours interrupted by the demands of students as customers coupled with increasing accountability and compliance within universities. We find that academics value aspects of their work which foster self-direction and creativity in both teaching and research activities.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings for the 25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Future of work and organisations|
|Place of Publication||New Zealand|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: ANZAM 2011 - Amora Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand|
Duration: 07 Dec 2011 → 09 Dec 2011
https://web.archive.org/web/20110814080609/http://www.anzamconference.org:80/ (Conference website)
https://web.archive.org/web/20110814080609/http://www.anzamconference.org:80/ (Conference website )
|Conference||25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference|
|Abbreviated title||The Future of Work and Organisations|
|Period||07/12/11 → 09/12/11|
Duncan, R., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Tilbrook, K., & Chopping, E. (2011). Academic time diaries: Measuring what Australian academics actually do. In Proceedings for the 25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Future of work and organisations (pp. 1-18). ANZAM.